J K Wallace

Transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, Jan, 2015.

Source: Olathe Mirror, Olathe, KS, Thurs. 31 Jan 1918, pg. 4.

James Tullis, and old and respected citizen living near 
Stanley, died at his home on Monday and was interred in 
the Tomahawk cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Tullis was 
well known in our community, having lived near here for 
many years. He leaves a large family and many friends to 
mourn their loss

Death of J. K. Wallace.

The body of J. K. Wallace was found about noon, Wednesday, January 23, at the foot of the cellar steps, where he had been doing some work, at his home northwest of Morse, by Mrs. Scott Lorimer's mother, who had called him to dinner by knocking at his door, but he did not respond. A search, and the body was found with life extinct. Coroner Dr. R. L. Moberly pronounced death due to apoplexy.

John Knox Wallace, son of John R. and Elizabeth Wallace, was born near Bellpre, Ohio, August 30, 1846. In 1852, the family moved near Burlington, Iowa, where they lived until 1857, when they came to Kansas and took the old homestead one mile northwest of Morse, Kansas, where for 60 years he has resided, until his death, at the age of 71 years, four months and 24 days.

At the age of 16 he answered his country's call by volunteering in Co. B, 6th Kansas Vol. Cavalry, and served two and one-half years, or until the close of the war. He was reared in a Christian home by Covenanter parents, and while never identified with any religious body, yet was a true believer. 

He was of a quiet and retiring disposition-a kindly man with a loving spirit. If all men were as kind of heart as our deceased friend, the world would be far happier. Friendship, of the kind our friend had always to offer, can be found, only, in one having a noble and self-sacrificing heart. John Knox Wallace never knowingly wronged anyone, and his death will bring sorrow to the hearts of many.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Helms of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. J. F. Williamson, of Geneseo, Kansas, and four nieces, Mrs. Nellie Walker, of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Eva Young, of Chehalis, Wash., Miss Jessie Williamson, of Geneseo, Kansas, and Mrs. Myrtle Divelbiss, of near Morse, Kansas. Two nephews, Frank Williamson, Jr., of Geneseo, Kansas, and Fred Shreve, of near Morse, Kansas also survive.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Morse, on Friday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Allen, text Psalm 39:4.

Burial in family plot in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.

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